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Uxbridge Folk Club

A folk club venue like no other.

When you first encounter the Royal Naval Association hut that serves as home for the Uxbridge Folk Club you could be forgiven for thinking that maybe you might not have found the right place. It is located in the middle of a car-park within a 2 minute walk from Hillingdon Station, and its resemblance to a World War II barracks with an anti-aircraft gun standing guard outside looks rather unpromising and a little foreboding. However looks can be deceiving; this is a venue much beloved by performers and patrons alike. Once you get through the doors, and if you manage to survive the experience of the infamous gents’ toilet, you find yourself in one of the cosiest and most intimate venues you could imagine. Every square inch of wall is covered with naval memorabilia, and the brass detailing on the many interesting naval accoutrements is polished to within an inch of its life. As you settle into your comfortable seat you will find much to engage your interest while you wait for the acts to commence. On top of that, the well-stocked bar has some of the lowest prices in London. The support act starts at 8 o’clock followed by the first of the headliner’s two sets at about 8:45. Recent sell-out performers include North Sea Gas and Dave Nachmanoff, who played virtuoso guitar on “Year of the Cat!”. We try to put on world-class headliners and encourage up-and-coming support acts. But we still regale newcomers about the time we turned down Paul Simon in his early days! There is a raffle and one or two floor spots which sometimes include a short sing-along from one of our long-standing regulars who has supported the club since its inception in the 1960s. We generally meet on the last Thursday of the month (double check for website or Facebook page!) So come along to 388b Long Lane, Uxbridge and experience a unique venue and a warm welcome from the usual crowd - including the sailor who lurks in the corner, mourning from inside his coffin the passing of the rum tot!

For more info see Uxbridge Folk Club